|Iris nudicaulis Lam., Encycl. 3: 296 (1789)|
| 'Nudicaulis' (Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1869) Hooker gave the following as Iris nudicaulis in .
Naked-scaped Iris. Nat. Ord. Irideum.– Triandria Monogynia. Gen. Char. (Vide supra, Tab. 5298.)
Iris nudicaulis; robusta, foliis breviusculis late ensiformibus falcatis caule nudiusculo brevioribus, floribus pedunculatis, spatha herbacea, pengonu lacinis obovato-oblongis subsequalibus exterioribus ungue nmbnatocristatis ceterum glabris, ovario subtereti, stigmatibus 2-fidis segmentis dentatis, capsula parva obtuse 3-gona.
Iris nudicaulis.– Lamk. Encycl, v. iii. p. 296. Reichb. Ic. Fl. Germ. v. ix.
p. 4, t. 331. Rcem. and Schultes, v. i. p. 463.
Iris, bohemica, Schmidt, Bohem. Cent. v. iv. p. 506. Koch.
A very handsome, hardy herbaceous plant ; growing in sunny places, and forming large tufts. It is a native ot Bohemia, Silesia, and it is said of Volhynia in Russia; but L have seen no specimen from so far East as the latter locality
It is specifically closely allied to I. Germanica and others of that group; but is sufficiently distinct. The Herbarium specimens are much taller than the cultivated ones and with larger scapes; but these often elongate much after flowering, and greatly exceed the leaves.
The plant here figured, which flowered in April of the present year, has long been cultivated in the Royal Gardens under the above name, and I am unaware of its origin.
Descr. Rootstocks matted, as thick as the thumb, ringed, sending up many flowering and leafing stems Leaves six to eight inches long, three-quarters to one inch broad, falcate, linear ensiform, acuminate, pale green, rather thick nerves obscure. Flowering scapes several together from the root, two to ten inches long, two to three-flowered compressed bracts one and a half to two inches long, herbaceous, with membranous margins, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers sessile or pedicelled, two and a half to three and a half inches across, dark purple. Perianth segments nearly equal, obovate-oblong, rounded at the apex; three outer darker; claw banded with white, and bearing a crest of dense long white hairs in the middle; inner segments with narrower claws, less distinctly banded. Stigmas oblong, bifid, segments narrow, triangular, acute, toothed. Capsule small for the size of the plant, one to one and a quarter inch long, obtusely angled.–J. D. H.
|Iris aphylla L. [as Iris nudicaulis Lam.] Sturm, J., Krause, E.H.L., Lutz, K.G., Flora von Deutschland in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Zweite auflage, vol. 1: t. 56 (1906)|
|The Garden 1872|